Search Results: "B.C. Hall"


BOOK REVIEW

THE SOUTH by B.C. Hall
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1995

"An enjoyable enough survey, burdened by excessive historical flights of fancy that add up to nothing very clear."
A folksy, meandering look at the American South's past and present. Read full book review >

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Released: Aug. 4, 1992

"Hall and Wood's humorless and mundane responses to their odyssey leave their recital as flat as the Mississippi Delta: Stick with Twain. (B&w photographs throughout.)"
Superficial, pseudo-folksy report on a trip down the ``Father of Waters'' undertaken by Hall (English/Arkansas Tech Univ.) and Wood (an economist/consultant) in 1991. Read full book review >

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A ROMANTIC NOD TO WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
by Bobbi Dumas

As we close out March, I thought it would be a nice salute to women’s history month to focus on some great historical romance and some truly terrific romance heroines!

First off, I wanted to give a major shout-out to a debut novel that was released this week, Lisa Berne’s You May Kiss the Bride (which earned a starred review ...


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LOVE & LAUGHTER BY CHAPTERS
by Bobbi Dumas

I’ve written think pieces, essays, book reviews, blog posts, etc., etc., etc. on the amazing power of romance novels - how they make us feel better, uplift us, create community for many women (and some men), help us feel secure in a sometimes hostile world, and on and on and on.

I know not everyone agrees with me on this, but ...


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FAVORITES AND NEW DISCOVERIES
by Bobbi Dumas

Hi friends!

As I prepare for another year to roll in, I thought I’d share some of my favorite reads and new discoveries from 2016.

Some of you may know this has been a bit of a tumultuous year for me, but I was blessed to travel to a number of conferences, including RT, RWA, Chicago North’s Spring Fling, and ...


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BOOK REVIEW

Greyson Gray: Camp Legend by B.C. Tweedt
Released: Nov. 20, 2012

"At times riotous, often nostalgic and always entertaining."
In Tweedt's debut YA thriller, armed baddies working a fiendish plot at a summer camp don't count on a plucky young boy and his pals. Read full book review >

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MADDOC by B.C. Nelson

"A heady, visceral police thriller."
In Nelson's debut crime thriller, a city cop faces an evil conspiracy. Read full book review >

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STAR OF AQUILINIA by B.C. Mercer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Dec. 16, 2016

"A gauzy, New-Age fantasy with a mystical heroine.
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A healer of astounding spiritual power finds herself challenged by the rise of a pro-science movement that threatens her idyllic planet. Read full book review >

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GREYSON GRAY: FAIR GAME by B.C. Tweedt
Released: Nov. 22, 2013

"Readers who liked Greyson's first adventure will be more than happy with this latest outing."
Tweedt's (Greyson Gray: Camp Legend, 2012) preteen hero returns, this time combating terrorists that are planning an attack at the Iowa State Fair. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PRINCE OF THE BIRDS by Amanda  Hall
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 2005

"Trimming Irving's elaborate language, Hall's version is still colorful and slightly exotic, and much more suited to its younger audience. (Picture book. 4-8)"
Hall's story follows its inspiration, Washington Irving's tale of the Pilgrim of Love from his Alhambra, and uses some familiar fairytale tropes. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PERFECT SQUARE by Michael Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2011

"Young readers will absorb the visual lessons effortlessly and with delight. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The volume, like its subject, is a perfect square, welcoming readers into a colorful, geometric romp. Read full book review >

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THE STOLEN SUN by Amanda  Hall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2001

"This, coupled with her unique perspective on a common theme, make the dramatic read-aloud an easy addition to multicultural collections. (Picture book/folktale. 5-9)"
Weaving together important themes in Native Alaskan culture, Hall (The Hard to Swallow Tale of Jonah and the Whale, not reviewed, etc.) creates a hauntingly original story. Read full book review >